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Product Details

  • Series: Dover Song Collections
  • Paperback: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Dover Publications; First Edition (US) First Printing edition (May 3, 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0486422445
  • ISBN-13: 978-0486422442
  • Product Dimensions: 11 x 8.5 x 0.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #260,977 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Arthur on July 13, 2008
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These Dowland books are ideal: complete, accurate, and inexpensive.
The only problem is a random editorial decison by which a few of the songs are notated "at pitch", which means the editor has arranged the music for guitar rather than writing it as it would lie on lute. This means a guitarist interested in maintaining Dowland's fingerings would have to redo the transcriptions. Still, a very valuable resource to own!!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Bob 3 on April 14, 2014
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This review applies to both the first volume (which contains Dowland's books 1 and 2) and the second volume (Dowland's books 3, 4 and some odds & ends).

These book can be used in a couple different ways. It's written in systems of 3 clefs - lute tablature, the same notes written in standard musical notation for classical guitar, and a vocal melody. The material can be performed on a 7-course lute, or a modern guitar, or a modern guitar tuned like a lute.

Dowland's works require intermediate to advanced skill level to perform. To play them on classical guitar you'll need a couple years experience. To play them on lute you'll need to have mastered a good portion of Poulton's "Tutor for Renaissance Lute".

These books are a great idea, unfortunately the lute tablature is simply too small to read at arms length (i.e. on a music stand). This is a pretty serious shortcoming. In order to read the tab I had to scan the pages and enlarge it.

However, I still have to recommend it. Between the 2 volumes you get Dowland's complete works, along with modern transcriptions. At the price it's really hard to go wrong.
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful By M.J. Fiori on April 21, 2011
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THE THIRD AND LAST BOOKE
I. Farewell too fair
II. Time stands still
III. Behold a wonder here
IV. Daphne was not so chaste
V. "Me, me and none but me"
VI. When Phoebus first did Daphne love
VII. Say Love if ever thou didst find
VIII. Flow not so fast ye fountains
IX. What if I never speed?
X. Love stood amaz'd
XI. Lend your ears to my sorrow
XII. By a fountain where I lay
XIII. Oh what hath overwrought
XIV. Farewell unkind farewell
XV. "Weep you no more, sad fountains"
XVI. Fie on this feigning
XVII. I must complain
XVIII It was a time when silly bees could speak
XIX. The lowest trees have tops
XX. What poor astronomers are they
XXI. Come when I call (for two voices and two lutes)

A PILGRIMES SOLACE
I. Disdain me still
II. Sweet stay awhile
III. To ask for all thy love
IV. Love those beams
V. "Shall I strive with words to move" ("Mignarda, a galliard" is Dowland's title for the solo lute version of the lyre "Shall I strive with words to move.")
VI. Were every thought an eye
VII. Stay Time awhile thy flying
VIII. Tell me true Love (with chorus)

The next three with treble and bass viols for violin and cello:
IX. Go nightly cares
X. From silent night
XI. Lasso vita mia
XII. In this trembling shadow
XIII. If that a sinner's sighs

A three-part work:
XIV. Thou mighty God
XV. When David's life
XVI. When the poor cripple
XVII. Where sin sore wounding
XVIII. My heart and tongue were twins

The next with chorus:
XIX. Up merry mates
XX. Welcome black night
XXI. Cease these false sports

"THREE AYRES FROM "A MUSICALL BANQUET"
Far from triumphing Court
Lady if you so spite me
In darkness let me dwell

GALLIART TO LACHRIMAE
"A lute solo from A Pilgrimes Solace, transcribed for guitar"
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Ryan Closs on May 27, 2010
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After purchasing these books (1/2 & 3/4) I immediately got use of the convenience of its page lay-out. Playing both Lute and Guitar this book is easy to understand with the Guitar notations. My favorite thing about this book is that it's printed with a few extra pages to guarantee that a two-page song is always on two adjacent pages instead of back-to-back. The only thing I didn't like was in comparison to the Stainer & Bell edition. Having Voice on top, Grand Staff realization, and then Lute; the grand staff let's you see exactly where your lower courses are tuned to. Not that its hard to figure out with standard tunings but Dowland did use a few kinds of Lutes through-out the compositions in these books. I definately recommend them for anybody studying Guitar, Lute, or Voice.
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